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Descriptive Summary

Title: James Herty Lucas Visual Materials
Identification: VAM055
Date: 1900-1934 (bulk 1910-1920)
Size/Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (8 items)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Lucas, James Herty, b. 1892
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The James Herty Lucas Visual Materials contains five photographs and three postcards. All items relate to Georgia Tech. Lucas was an alumni and professor of Highway and Civil Engineering at Tech.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Herty Lucas, who was born in Society Hill, South Carolina in 1892, graduated from the Georgia School of Technology with degrees in both Civil and Mechanical Engineering. Soon after his graduation in Mechanical Engineering in 1915, he became Assistant Professor in the new field of Highway Engineering at Georgia Tech. At the same time he continued his study in Civil Engineering, eventually earning bachelors and masters degrees in the field, with an emphasis in highway engineering. Lucas was later promoted to Associate Professor in Civil Engineering. He retired from Tech in 1959-1960 after a forty-five year career on the faculty.

Scope and Content Note

The James Herty Lucas Visual Materials contains five photographs and three postcards. All the images relate to Georgia Tech and all are sepia-toned. Most of the items date from the time Lucas was a student or new faculty member, ca. 1910-1920. The faculty photograph from 1900 and the "Road Plane" photo from ca. 1927-1934 are the two exceptions.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. Buildings.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Faculty.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Football.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Students.
Industrial buildings--Design and construction.
Lucas, James Herty, b. 1892
Surveying--Study and teaching--Georgia--Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite James Herty Lucas Visual Materials (VAM055), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #1988.0506

Processing Information

Mandi D. Johnson processed these visual materials in June 2008.

Revisions to Finding Aid

April 2010:
  • Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access


    Restrictions: Use

    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

    Related Material

    James Herty Lucas manuscript materials are processed separately as MS055.

    Other Finding Aids

    A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

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    11Faculty, 1900
    VAM055-01: Georgia Tech Faculty, identified, 1900
    12Students, ca. 1910-1920
    VAM055-02: Seniors--in caps and gowns, in front of North Avenue Presbyterian Church (JJ Biggers is listed in 1915 Blueprint), ca. 1915
    VAM055-03: Surveying--unidentified, assumed to be Georgia Tech students surveying on unidentifed Atlanta street, in front of store, ca. 1910-1920
    13Georgia Tech, ca. 1915-1934
    VAM055-04: Power Station Construction Photo--appears in the 1915 Blueprint, 1915
    VAM055-05: The Road Plane or "Terror Plane"--designed and built by Prof. T.E. Moodie, Georgia Tech, ca. 1927-1934
    14Georgia Tech Postcards, ca. 1917-1918
    VAM055-06: Georgia Tech Football Team, "Golden Tornado", 1917
    VAM055-07: Georgia Tech Campus--Front Campus from Swann Dormitory--appears in 1918 Blueprint, ca. 1918
    VAM055-08: Georgia Tech Campus--View from Knowles Dormitory--appears in 1918 Blueprint, ca. 1918